Anonymity reigns within the dark realm of black metal. We interviewed an entity known to us here as Ajna. Ajna healms Forest Thrall and plays in Vengeance Sorcery, Cerberus, Sravana, Cemetery Lights and likely more currently active and some that are at this time conceptual acts.
We talk about the Vengeance Sorcery experience of playing Nuclear War Now Fest in Tijuana, Mexico. Ajna goes into depth on the musical paths taken in listening and in playing and gives a short anecdote about how a member of Dokken presented as a sort of missed connection on a tow truck route. We talk about nature and the scourge of the litterer! We veer off on 108 mystic and odd directions and of course we talk about the music we’re listening to!
FaFa joins us this month on the podcast. The full band! Allie, Alex, Kevin & Ren!
We talk about what we’re all listening to. We talk to Ren about the closing of the WamLeg (she & Andreas owned it most recently; formerly Wallingford American Legion). We talk about some food and general Wallingford and general CT hot spots. Oh yeah, and playing music and what brought these particular individuals to form this band and how they’re style came to be and so on! And we stretch the conversation all directions out from all those odd directions.
Rick: Khanate “Like a Poisoned Dog” To Be Cruel (Sacred Bones) Body of Light “This Conversation” Bitter Reflection (Dais) Black Eyes “Deformative” Black Eyes (Dischord) Bendik Giske “Start” Bendik Giske (Smalltown Supersound)
Josh: The Body “A Cloud Broken Open” I Shall Die Here / Earth Triumphant (Rvng Intl.) Mandy, Indiana “Drag [Crashed]” I’ve Seen A Way (Fire Talk)
FaFa: Alex (drummer): Beach Goons “Choker” Boisad (Grndvw Recordings)
Exit: FaFa “Poppin Titties at the Beach” Demo (self released)
The Redscroll Podcast is a monthly show (new episodes on the first of the month) that works as a companion to what we do at Redscroll Records in Wallingford, CT USA. We are a record store that has a heavy emphasis on the left of center / underground music of the world. Whether it be underappreciated or just has a niche audience, marginalized or just off the radar it’s all of interest to us. With the show we’ll generally have a localized focus. We’ll discuss what is in our personal rotation at the moment. We’ll talk to guests who have to do with all of the above. And we’ll talk about specific dealings with the store. If you have input you’re welcome to contact us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Oh, and please do subscribe! New episodes on the first of every month! (Subscribe on Android)(Subscribe elsewhere just by searching for us please!
This month we had a chat with Matt Westfall, owner of Counter Weight Brewing Co. We’ve known Matt for years through music (going to punk shows in our youth) and Counter Weight has been a venue for music here and there since it opened (originally in Hamden and now in Cheshire). It’s also where we hold an annual record fair (coming up in October again). We talk about how Counter Weight is ramping up their events schedule with music and comedy and various other events. We also do talk about beer. It’s true. We talk about the Counter Weight accolades and how they like to take input from anyone under their roof and getting involved is highly encouraged – generally trying to teach from within and grow.
We don’t talk about sprint car racing or animating Bob’s Burgers (things done by other people with the name Matt Westfall). We do talk about the role bocce has played in his life and the art and naming of beers. Conversation stretches out from there.
There is a show we’ll be selling records at coming up on July 6th, 2023:
Doors at 7:30PM / Music at 8:00PM
$10 (Shaki Presents) Ratas En Zelo Fafa Spit-Take
This month on the podcast we’re joined by Senti & Vaughn of Ephyra – a collective of 7 folks releasing metalcore that sounds 20 years displaced! Really wild to take a listen for the first time and think this is not from that original era this takes heavy influence from. We talk about all the bands currently on the label and all the members of the bands and who plays what in which. Tight group playing in quite a few formations. We talk about everything we’re listening to as usual and conversation ensues as usual!
We talk about label demands and how Ephyra caught on much more than they ever expected faster than could be. CD and tape production specifics are talked about; nice little tips and tricks if you’re starting anything up (one of which being – have someone who’s good at accounting). Prayer for Cleansing, Undying, Incubus, Limp Bizkit, a laundry list of bands mentioned… Love Lost But Not Forgotten, deadeyesunder, A Thousand Falling Skies… Jay from Papercut may have been in the room too.
Ross Wightman performs and teaches and builds and makes/creates/composes. A classical double bassist who came to Connecticut through a program at Yale, Ross now finds himself traveling in the tri-state area weekly for work between NY, NJ and CT and seems to enjoy it! The Water Feature and Fiddle Henge are two instruments Ross has put together from scratch! We talk about all that and what led to it and we talk about what we’re listening to as well!
From New Brunswick basement shows to playing in a tuxedo, Ross has had an academic and DIY varied background in music and life in general (skateboarding/punk intro etc.). Good talk here! Check it out!